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About The daily morning Astorian. (Astoria, Or.) 1883-1899 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 20, 1886)
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It took 12,000 men two weeks
in December to clean the snow
from the streets of Vienna.
So far the coinage debate in
congress exemplifies the truth of
the old adage that ,:speech is sil
ver." The London Times is valued at
$25,000,000; Standard, 10,000,-
000; JSFeics, $0,000,000;
The pope and the emperor of
Germany have been exchanging
decorations to express mutual satis
faction at the termination of the
For the first time in the history
of our beloved country there is no
one named Smith in congress.
The Smiths are kicking about it
and talk of organizing a party of
The New York Evening lJost
of January 1st, quotes Oregon
salmon at 35 cents a pound. If it
cost three cents a pound, and five
cents a pound freight there ought
to be money in the traffic.
St. Louis journals are aghast
over the atrocities of Chinese high
binders. Those folks on the other
side of the Rockies are not as fond
of the "little brown man" as they
used to be before ho arrived among
Tun English parliament meets
to-morrow. It is said the queen's
speech will denounce the national
league as an unlawful organization,
and ask parliament to support a
bill either for regulating the league
or suppressing it.
Conguess jauntily granted 6450,
000 to New York for a little parade
ground for a dude military com
pany. Oregon has to go without
adequate mail service to save $10,
000. This is almost as bad as re
fusing representation to Clatsop
county while demanding her quota
of state taxes.
The Now Orleans grand jury
proposes a novel remedy for the
habit of carrying concealed
weapons. This is to allow every
one to go armed. It argues thai
what is not forbidden will lose its
attractiveness, and tho criminal and
the coward will no longer have
the advantage in an encounter
with an honest man.
In the town of Riom, France, is
a penitentiary. The other day the
convicts, GOO in number, overpow
ered the officers, seized and forti
fied the prison and defied attack.
Were that to happen in any city
or town in this country the Euro
pean press would worry for a week
about the "demoralizing influence
of republican institutions." As
it is the occurrence is iojkei upon
as a matter of course.
Mr. Garland, attorney general
of the United States, has accepted
a fee from the state of California
to argue a case before the United
States supreme court. Fa'icy the
nation's attorney appearing as a
paid attorney to argue a client's
case before the nation's supreme
tribunal! This may be all right
viewed from a democratic stand
point, but it looks a little singular
to many that have an idea that his
proved connection with the Bell
telephone suit has seriously im
paired Mr. Garland's influence as
a cabinet officer.
Men seldom attain much power
in congress except after long
service. Judge Kellej-, the father
of protection, has been in congress
continuously for twenty-four years;
Judge Randall, Judge Kelley's
ablest co-wcrker in this interest,
twenty-two years; Mr. O'Neill of
Philadelphia, twenty years; Sen
ator Dawes, of Massachusetts has
seen twenty-nine years' service in
the two houses of congress, and
his colleague, Senator Hoar, seyen-
teen years; Senator Frye, of Maine
has served eighteen years in both
branches, and his senatorial partner,
Eugene Hale, fifteen. Senator
Merrill, of Vermont has seen more
congressional service than any man
in the history of congress, except
Thomas Benton, of Missouri. Mr.
Merrill's record just now equals
Benton's. He has served twelve
years in the house and eighteen in
the senate. His colleague, Jude
Edmunds, has served twenty years
in "Washington. Senator Sherman
has served twenty-six years, and
has just been reelected to the sen
ate for six years more.
Discussion regarding the "Mit
chell letters" still goes on. They
are as famous in their way as the
celebrated "Mulligan letters." The
Oregonian masses all who think or
say the letters are forgeries in an
indiscriminate heap and says they
are fools and sons of darkness.
Messrs. Isham and Caton of Walla
Walla it considers "prostitutes."
These gentlemen insist that the
Oregonian editor is a "liar," what
ever that may be, and so the fight
goes on. in the meantime sena
tor Mitchell is in his seat in the
senate of the United States work
ing with Senator Dolph for the
good of the commonwealth that
those gentlemen so ably represent.
ST. SIARY'S HOSPITAL.
A Short Sketch of a Worthy Institution
and Its Work.
At St Mary's Hospital for tho year
'85, there were admitted about four
hundred patients representing nearly
every nation, and exhibiting nearly
every lorm ot disease ana injury
known. Patients suffering from only
slight maladies, and patients who
were suffering from diseases which
wonld sooner or later number them
with the silent majority on the other
side; cases with slight injuries, and
cases which required the most formi
dable surgical operations for their re
lief. And some whose names are on
the hospital register, had, while being
conveyed to the institution from
which they hoped to obtain relief
and care, silently given up the strug
gle and grim death had ruthlessly
foreclosed his mortgage ere they
reached their earthly destination.
What is true of all hospitals is also
true of this, that many who are ad
mitted are those whose constitutions
are broken by exposure and dissipa
tion; and yet, notwithstanding this
fact, the number of deaths at this
hospital each year has been less than
that of other hospitals on this coast,
in proportion to the patients treated.
This is due, no doubt, to the mildness
of the climate and healthful location
of the hospital.
It is interesting to note the diseases
which have proved fatal as well as to
note the causes of these maladies.
Twelve cases of consumption ad
mitted. Some of them afterwards
went to other climates; some of them
died after leaving tho hospital. Five
died in the institution. Out of the
twelve admitted only two were na
tives of this state. The rest were
foreigneis, mostly from Finland.
Probably the disease had established
itself before they came to this state.
Anyway we are not to conclude that
this climate is particularly severe on
the lungs, but must remember that
these people had all led lives of ex
posure and doubtless this was a fac
tor in causing the disease.
Bright's disease of kidney caused
three deaths: cause of disease, ex
posure in one, alcohol the other two,
probably. Disease of liver caused
two deaths: cause of disease, alcohol
in one, syphilis in the other. Ty
phoid fever, two deaths: cause, bad
sanitary conditions. Heart disease,
twe: cause, rheumatism. Apoplexy
of the brain, twe: cause, diseased con
dition of arteries, due to old age, also
alcohol. Inflammation of bowels,
one, duo to injury. Cancer, cause un
known, one death. Exhaustion fol
lowing operation, one death. Inju
ries received, caused three deaths.
Total number of deaths, twenty-one.
Out of the twenty cases of typhoid
fever admitted only two originated in
Astoria, this city being comparatively
free from that fever this year. There
were no contagious fevers admitted,
unless we consider typhoid conta
gious, which all physicians will not
admit at present
Tho operations were numerous,
such as amputations of every nature,
removing tumors, removing dead
bone, cutting strictures, operating
for stone in the bladder, tapping the
chest, trepaning the skull, and in
fact nearly every operation known in
surgery. Following these operations
there never was a single case of ery
sipelas or blood poisoning. And what
is still further to be Baid in praise of
the nurses and physicians, is, that
never since the organization ot the
hospital has a disease been communi
cated from one patient to another.
This, of course, is due to the strictest
care and attention on the part of the
nurses and physicians.
Here the American mariners are
sent for treatment. And after a long
voyage at sea they find here a pleas
ant home during sickness and con
valescence. The county poor are also
provided for by the sisters of charity.
The number is not great, and it is sur
prising to note the feeling of content
ment which shows itself in the face
and actions of a pauper who has a
life lease on the county. Tnis class
of patients is usually a happy class
despite their condition, and it is a
quiet week when one or more able
bodied men do not seek permits for
admission from the overseer o the
poor. It costs the county four dol
lars a week for the care of the poor.
When this is discounted ten cents on
the dollar and when some county
patient requires four or five dollars
worth of medicine a week, and about
twenty dollars worth of attentipn,
it can readily bo seen that keeping
the county poor is not a very remuner
This is n charity hospital, and if
all could know tho number of home
less, friendless and penniless men and
women who find care and kind treat
ment here the world would bo less
selfishitself, and there would be few
indeed but would speak words of
kindness and extend a helping hand
to that band of noble and brave wo
men who devote their whole life to
the relief of suffering, and the doing
of acts of kindness and charity. Their
names are not blazoned on tho rolls
of fame; the gentle, patient sisters of
charity are conteut to have their
names on the roll of duty, and their
highest conception of duty is to min
ister to the suffering, smooth tho
dvine pillow and do all they can to
alleviate the anguish that none but
the castaways and homeless know.
To them is due a just meed of praise
and recognition. Temporal reward
is not theirs, but in the ''House not
built with hands, eternal in the
Heavens' let us hope they may find
solace and abundant reward for a
life of devotion and self-abnegation on
Under the AusjiIcrS of
The Woman's Relief Corps,
JANUARY 20th, i386,
.ViluiiHHlou, gentleman ami ladlea, 81.50
Refreshments will he served by the ladles
oi me corps in me room adjoining.
C1TSI3IXG POST BJLSD
WILL BE IN ATTENDANCE.
Will make their First Appearance
Thursday Evening, Jan. 21, 1886,
At Liberty Hall,
Affording a Pleasant Evening's Entertain
ment to All who Patronize Them.
B 1ISD FIKST PART.
Songs, Jokes. Club Swinging, Laughable
Sketches, Bone Sol , Etc., Etc.
Admission CO cents. Resorted Seats 76 cents.
Carriages may he Ordered at 10 0 1. M.
Ioor4 0pen71.3r. Curtnln.8 P 31.
Amateur Soldier Minstrels on the Coast!
-COMB AND SEE US.TP
Reserved seals at the New York Novelty
Come and See Us,
J&. FCTX.X. STOCK
Awaits Your Inspection.
Fancy Goods, etc.
At Prices that ttIU Astonlsk job.
Yon will And It to your advantage
To Pay Us a Visit.
GRIFFIN & EEED.
The New York
For the Next 30 Days
We will sell our Stock of Merchandise,
Novelties, Etc., at San Francisco cost, with
lrcigiii. auueu. we propose 10 inaugurate a
general, sweeping and bona flde Clearance
bale, our intention beinu to dispose of any
and everything at nresent on hand, tn make
room for our NEW STOCK which will arrive
about February 1st, 1886.
Remember that this Is no sham "Closing
GENUINE CLEARANCE SALE!
The public are cordiallv invito! mHi nn.i
examine our Roods and prices, and convince
themselves of the truth of our assertions.
HEW YORK NOVELTY STORE!
Opposite the Parker House,
Main Street. Astoria. Oregon.
Snow Flake Flour!
Is the Best.
ASK YOUR GROCER FOR IT.
WILSON & FISHER have it!
Astoria and Seaside
ED. JACKSON, - Praprletor.
The best Bread, Cakes and Pastry In the City
Ice Creams and Ornamental "Work
Manufacturer of Fin Candles.
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in
Java and C. R. Coffee
N". E. Maple Syrup
Choice Canned Fruit
French Peas and Mushrooms
Pine Apple and Edam Cheese
Spanish Queen Olives
Goods Sold at Lowest Gash Prices.
SHUTE & CO.,
FINE IMPORTED CIGARS.
You can rely on getting a Good Cigar
At Shute & Co.'s
CIGAR AMD TOBACCO STORE,
Opposite 1). h. Beck & Son'.
G. E. BAIN.
DOORS, WINDOWS, BRACKETS,
Mouldings, Window Frames, etc.
A Full Supply of Material. Bids Furnished :
Contract Work a Specialty.
Mill and Ofllco on the Old Site.
Astoria Furniture Co.,
T now offer the Largest and Moat Complete Assortment of
Fine and Plain Furniture, Bedding, Carpets, Oil Cloth,
Window Shades, Pictures, Moulding, etc.,
At Portland Frice3, and Invite a Call o i Everybody in Want of Goods in My
Line, Guaranteeing Satisfaction in Every Respect
CH AS. HEILBORN.
J. tt. D. iiKAY.
Wholesale and retail dealer tu
GROCERIES, FLOUR, AND FEED
Hay, Oats, Straw, Wood, Etc.
LIME, SAND AND CEMENT
General Storage and Wha fage on reason
able terms. Foot of Benton street, Astoria.
A. B. THOMPSON,
FISH AND GAME MARKET
Fresh Fish on every day's Steamer.
Tame fieese. Ducks. Turkej s and Chickens.
Wild Game of all kinds. Fresh and
Canned Fruit. Butter, Eggs
22TW1U Soil at tow PriccH.S!
In (iood Stylo and Lowest Living Prices
Shop at Montgomery's old stand
W. T. PARKER.
India Currie Powder
Boston Baked Beans
Bahama Pine Apple
London Layer Raisins
Choice Dried Pruits
Choice Pancy Crackers
Porest Cove Plour
Etc. Etc. Etc.
Has Just deceived a Fh e Stock of
OI A3IOXDS, WATCHES, JEWELRY.
SILVER WARE, CLOCKS,
Which he offers at Bedrock Prices.
All Coods Warranted.
Mine h a Jewelry Store and Know n as S112I1.
3Iy Business with the
Before Piircliasiup- Elsewhere
DUNBAR, McMASTER & COS
Salmon Net Twine!
Made or Best Irish Flax.
Samples Furnished on Application. Ship
ments Guaranteed Equal to Samples.
J. 0. HAWTHORN,
Astnrid. Or. Sole Agent for Pacific Coast.
O. R. & N. CO.
Tickets to Portland mid Return
For $2 50.
Good on any of the Company's boats
K. A. KOYES,
III IlLril IrSS liIIKHII 1 1 1 o uriHIs f
6la Aci) X Cell I
F. Li. P.
H B. PARKER,
Hay, Oats, anil Straw, Lime, Bricl, Cement, Sani ana Plaster
Wood Dellrered to Order. Drayln?, Teaming and Express Bnilness.
JK!t .ipnij ! tft Captain, or to
J O BUST .A-. M0 3STTG-OMERT,
Tin, Sheet Iron, and Copper Ware. A general assortment of Household Goods.
MAGEE STOVES AWD ItAXCSES, TIIE BEST IK TOE MARKET .
Plumbing goods of all kinds on hand. Job work dona In a u orkmamlke manner.
Plumbing, Gas Fitting and Cannery Work attended to promptly
On Reasonable Term".
CIionnmuH Street, Next to C Ju Parker's Store. Astoria. Oregon
L. K, G. SMITH,
Meerschaum and Briar Pipes,
Cutlery, Playing Cards, Etc,
Will sell to Retailers and Saloon Keepers
at San Francisco rates.
Manager. Chenamus Street,
Than any oth
er axe made.
' titvtnUa enna.
riorlty. It goes
Deep sad Jierer
Astoria Wood Yard,
Near Trulllnger's Mill.
HARD m SOFT WOOD!
Having: just put In a
First Glass Sawing Machine,
We can furnish
Sawed Wood Very Reasonable!
Wcsell a CORD and deliver n CORD!
FRANK L. PARKER,
MURRAY & CO.,
And Dealers In
Special Attention Given to Filling
A FULL LINE CARRIED
And Supples furnished at Satis
Purchases dallvered In any part of tho city.
Office and "Warehouse
In Hume's New Building on Water Street.
T. O. Box 133. Telephone No. 37.
Liverpool and London and Globe
North British and Mercantile
Of London and Edlnb'-gb.
Old Connecticut of Hartford
COMMERCIAL OF CALIFORNIA
Fire Insurance Companies,
Representing aCapItalof 867,000 OOO.
B. VAN DUSEN. Agent.
Eben P, Parker,Master.
For TOWING, FREIGHT or CHAR
U. IS. PABKKK.
WYATT & THOMPSON.
CONSTANTLY ON HAND
A Full Stock of
Canned Fresh Mackerel,
Canned Fresh Codfish,
Canned Fresh Finnan Iladdies.
Canned Roast Beef,
canned rig's h eet,
Atmore's Plum Pudding,
Atmore's Mince Meat,
A Flue Assortment of Canned Vegetable, etc
or. o. Ross,
Will hi HUB Ml
First Class Hearse and Material
Shop and Office on Main St., above Pioneer
Hardware ani Slip Clailerj
VAN DUSEH & CO..
Hardware and Ship Chandlery
Pure Oil, Bright Varnish,
Binacle Oil, Cotton Canvas,
Hemp Sail Twine,
Cotton Sail Twine,
Wrought Iron Spikes,
Galvanized Cut Nails,
Paints and Oils, Groceries, etc.
AiyttiM to Sell?
IN THE MATTER OF
Rags, Bottles, Old Metal,
or Junk of Any Sort,
FOARD & STOKES
Will give you the best price for It.
Do You Want to Buy
From a Belaying Pin to a Ilawser ; from
Block to an Anchor.
You Can Get what You Want
at F0AED& STOKES.
Headquarters at building, east end
Magnus C. Crosfty
HAM ABE, IBON, STEEL,
iron Pipe and Fittings,
HOUSE FURNISHING GOODS
SHEET LEAD-STRIP LEAD
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